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RSS By: Aimee Cope, Farm Journal

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Where the Wind Blows

Aug 12, 2009
This past Friday I was supposed to be a passenger in a hot air balloon ride that was to take off from the fairgrounds right next to the main stage during the fair. Sounds great, right? Well, the wind put a stop to our plans.
 
When the test balloon, which is an oversized helium party balloon, was sent up and went topsy turvy all the way in its ascension, our trip was cancelled.
 
You learn something new every day. The winds shouldn’t be above 8 mph for a balloon ride.
 
This experience reminded me of an e-mail sent by a friend a few weeks ago. Makes you appreciate the power of the wind to see what a wind storm did to this rural landscape.

 























 
























































































Reportedly, the pictures are from the Medicine Hat area of Alberta Canada. The bales weighed up to 1,600 lb., and some were reported to have rolled up to 5 miles.
 
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